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A meadow conservation project – clearing scrub to encourage wildflower regrowth to support a rare butterfly population. I asked the expert when they would sow the seeds necessary for the flowers and grasses to return.
She said they didn’t need to sow the seeds, they were already there, beneath the earth. The historic seedbed would have persisted and given the right conditions to thrive, the grasses and flowers would return naturally.
This seemed an inspiring analogy for the possibility within each of us which, given the right conditions, has limitless potential to blossom no matter how long that potential has laid dormant or what damage has been endured.
Seedbed cultivates possibility through storytelling, coaching, and business workshops.
I’m Jenn, the founder of Seedbed Theatre. I’m a theatre-maker and performance coach.
I trained in Acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, after studying History at John’s College Cambridge – after taking my A’levels at my local comprehensive. I grew up in South Wales to a Northern Irish family and have enjoyed different cultural influences from early on in life.
As an actor I’ve played with companies such as Shakespeare’s Globe and Cheek by Jowl. In 2014 I co-wrote and directed The Book with Flying Cloud Theatre, which opened at York Theatre Royal before embarking on a northern tour. My solo storytelling show Songstring opened at the RADA Festival in 2016 and one of my current projects is a new script, The Disappeared, set in contemporary Belfast.
I was a formative Director of Flying Cloud Theatre where I collaborated on new artistic work and co-designed and delivered unique communications trainings for businesses. I’ve also coached a clientele of inspirational business people in performance and storytelling skills for over a decade.
Seedbed Theatre is the home I’ve created to bind my storytelling training and experience with my passion to cultivate possibility and make change.
If you’d like to know more about our work with businesses and individual coaching, see here. If it’s our storytelling and theatre experiences you’re interested in, try here. And if you’d like to follow us and connect with us, click here.
I hope to grow a seed with you some time soon!